Impact of HEIP

Since its inception, HEIP has funded 27 projects, with 8 additional projects underway for Year 4 (2022-23).

Roughly $1 million has been committed between DOM and divisional funds over the duration of the HEIP program. 15 of 26 divisions/units have supported at least 1 project

The HEIP program has had an important and durable impact on the careers of the faculty and trainees who have received funding through this mechanism. HEIP has also catalyzed the growth of health equity research at BWH.

Numerous resulting:
National, regional and local presentations
Clinical innovations and reductions in health inequities at BWH and beyond

Past HEIP Projects

Year III HEIP Projects (2021-22)

GranteeDivisionProject Title
MaryCatherine Arbour, MD, MPHGlobal Health Equity/Primary CareEvaluation of the Expansion of a Primary Care Based Housing Intervention on Health Outcomes
Walter Chan, MD, MPHGastroenterology, Hepatology, and EndoscopyRacial/Ethnic Disparities in the Management of Functional Dyspepsia
Christopher Estiverne, MDRenal MedicineAchieving Kidney Transplant Equity in Black Populations
Candace Feldman, MD, ScDRheumatology, Inflammation, and ImmunityPromoting Equity in Rheumatic Disease Care and Research through Peer Leadership: The PRAISE Program
Elizabeth Gay, MDPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEnsuring Equity in a Post-Acute COVID-19 Recovery Center at BWH
Richard Joseph, MD, MBAEndocrinology, Diabetes, and HypertensionThe Healthy Lifestyle Program
Bevin Kenney, MDPrimary Care (Brookside Community Health Center)Community Health Coaches for Pre-Diabetes
Lydia Pace, MD, MPHWomen’s HealthAddressing Inequities in Individualized Approaches to Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
Sari Reisner, ScDEndocrinology, Diabetes, and HypertensionMeeting the Healthcare Needs of Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients at BWH
Cynthia So-Armah, MDPrimary Care (Brookside Community Health Center)Re-engaging Patients in Cancer Screening during COVID-19: A Student-Driven Telephone Outreach Approach

Year II HEIP Projects (2020-21)

GranteeDivisionProject Title
Maureen M. Achebe, MBBSHematologyAbsolute Neutrophil Counts by Duffy Status in health African American Adults
Esteban F. Gershanik, MD, MPH, MScHospital MedicineEvaluating Potential Disparities in Care between Limited-English Proficient and English Proficient patients on the Inpatient Medicine Service and Impact of Various Interpreting Services
Tahir Haque, MD; Rob Boxer, MD, PhD; and Marina Kishlyansky, DOHospital MedicinePatient Populations and Decrease Provider Burnout
Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPHGlobal Health EquityOvercoming Structural Challenges to PrEP Access at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Roseanna Means, MDWomen’s HealthImpact of Concierge Care on Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes for Pregnant Housing-Insecure Women
Agustina Saenz, MDHospital MedicineA Brigham Inpatient Opioid Stewardship Initiative (BIOSI) to help mitigate racial/ethnicity biases in pain management
Valerie Stone, MD, MPHPrimary Care (with DOM support)Are there racial/ethnic disparities in the cancer care continuum at BWH/DFCI?
Dylan Tierney, MDGlobal Health EquityEvaluating the Impact of Terminations on Health Equity of Patients at Brigham Health
Bram Wispelwey, MD, MPHGlobal Health Equity (support from Cardiovascular Medicine)Reducing Structural Inequities in Heart Failure Management: Implementation and Prospective Evaluation of Novel Admission Service Decision Tool

Year I HEIP Projects (2019-20)

GranteeDivisionProject Title
Rob Boxer, MD, PhDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareReducing Structural Inequities in Heart Failure Management: An approach to improve the quality of heart failure care on the General Medicine Service
Candace Feldman, MD, MPH, ScDRheumatology, Inflammation, and ImmunityAddressing Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Lupus Care Through an Integrated Care Management Program Pilot
Laura N. Frain, MD, MPHAgingTargeted Geriatric ‘No-Show’ Home Visits for High Risk, Vulnerable Older Adult Patients In the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care
Monik C. Jimenez, ScDWomen’s HealthDeveloping best practices to collect information on past history of incarceration
Mallika Mendu, MDRenalThe Impact of Race Multiplier in the Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Equation on Care Delivery in African American Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: A Registry-Based Analysis
Annie Lewis-O’Connor, NP-BC, MPH, PhDWomen’s HealthAdvancing Trauma-Informed Education into Clinical Practice for Adults: A Curriculum for the Hospital Staff
Evan Shannon, MD, MPHGeneral Internal MedicineRacial disparities in interhospital transfer
Bram Wispelwey, MD, MPHGlobal Health EquityReducing Structural Inequities in Heart Failure Management: Understanding and Addressing the Drivers of Admission Service Decisions